A virtual experience parallel to real one
wanted seasoned professionals with experience in geocaching to handle the task: this would help understand the operations, which would considerably smoothen the overall process.
Vincit was a natural choice for the implementation partner. As soon as Kiven alla Oy received the support funding from Business Finland the work began. The client knew what he wanted and was able to design geocaching routes as needed. Vincit designed and implemented the application in its entirety: visual identity, user interface design and software development.
Flutter, developed by Google, was chosen for the technology for the application. It is applicable for both iOS and Android platforms. In addition, Flutter enabled prompt and cost-efficient execution while many alternative technologies would have required building more elements from scratch.
A user-friendly application encourages activity
Utilizing Flutter’s components in formulating the map data helped Vincit come up with a stylish mobile application that enables both remotely guided and self-directed geocaching experiences. The pandemic actually sped up the demand in the beginning: as the overall situation hopefully becomes more stabile the application will naturally support live events as well.
The Vincit people piloted the application to ensure it works properly and is as user-friendly as intended. At the same time, ideas about utilizing it even on a larger scale emerged. The geocaching application was introduced in the summer of 2021 at Särkänniemi amusement park, providing the season ticket holders with a dedicated geocaching route in the park area.